Maryellen “Melon or Emmy” Colebrooke, 62, of Winthrop, MA died peacefully in her home with her daughter, Adrienne, and beloved dog, Fenway, by her side on July 19, 2021. Maryellen grew up in Attleboro, MA then resided in Plymouth, MA for many years before living in Qunicy, MA, San Diego, CA and eventually making her way to Winthrop, MA where she loved to spend time on the ocean with Fenway.
Maryellen was born in Attleboro, MA to Louis J. Perry and Therese (LaPorte) Perry on November 29, 1958. She attended Bishop Feehan High School and graduated in 1976 before attending Katherine Gibbs School. Maryellen worked as a paralegal for many years on Beacon Hill in Boston, MA. She loved the beach, always living closeby on both the East and West Coasts. Maryellen was a dedicated Boston sports fan and passionate college football spectator. Maryellen loved good humor, great music and most of all, dogs. She was a very loving person and a great and loyal friend to all who knew her.
Maryellen has joined her parents, Louis and Therese, and sisters, Denise A. Murphy and Lynne M. Hudson, in heaven. She is survived by her children, Adrienne R. Olsen and husband Christopher R. Olsen, Kevin L. Colebrooke, and her favorite child, Fenway, as well as her beloved grandson, Nicholas L. Olsen. Maryellen leaves behind her loving brothers, Robert L., Peter F. and Mark J. Perry; many nieces and nephews; and countless friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable donations be made to: MSPCA Angell, Boston Adoption Center, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130 (www.mspca.org
). Maryellen loved dogs above all things and was a long time supporter of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to all of those who have offered condolences and support.